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Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Grand Finale

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – The Grand Finale

Parting is such sweet sorrow. In the final episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast on The Scumbag Network, the gang sends love to all their day one people. The first 2 seasons will only be available for a limited time so take a trip down memory lane and check them out. The Latino Out […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – W.A.M.T.A.namera

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – W.A.M.T.A.namera

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast the crew discusses the intricacies of rat hunting, the Above Average “Women in Comedy” event and Sammy Sosa’s transformation. The special guest this week is beauty blogger extraordinaire Ada Rojas. Listen to “W.A.M.T.A.namera w/Ada Rojas” on Spreaker. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Rule of Thumb

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Rule of Thumb

Mike Diaz A.K.A Juan Bago is going through a transition. Jaime breaks down his Bragging Rights sketch comedy competition and Frank gets an Uber fare to Milwaukee and back. The Kid Mero of Viceland’s Desus & Mero and of Bodega Boys fame is the special guest for the week. Make sure you catch it.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Happy Hennyween

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Happy Hennyween

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew takes a trip down memory lane for their worst Halloween memories. Juan Bago recaps the surprise B-Day Party he threw for wifey and Jaime gives us a breakdown of the best Hollywood Halloween costumes. Rachel bravely shares some of her Bad Mom Moments. […]


Me Too | Manhattan Times

Me Too | Manhattan Times

By Andrea Arroyo I was moved to create the image Me Too as I was inspired by the hundreds of thousands of women around the country uniting to show how prevalent sexual violence is. Last week, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual abuse by many women and it was “big news.” He was […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Sexy Goldfish Sancocho

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Sexy Goldfish Sancocho

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the gang discusses their favorite moments of the NY Latino Film Festival and they also chop it up regarding the latest homeless transit sex trend. The special guest this week is the talented Dee Nasty.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Twinkie Defense

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Twinkie Defense

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew chop it up about the Room 28 Comedy vs. Section 8 Is Ballin’ softball tournament, dreaming while awake and old school screen names. The special guest this week is Ramon Pesante.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Depressed Vagina

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Depressed Vagina

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew discusses the NYC actor grind, Uber etiquette and depressed private parts. The special guest this week is Ana Sosa of P1nkrain.


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Best Actor Debate

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Best Actor Debate

In the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew speaks about eyelash extensions, airing your dirty laundry on social media and smoking scorpions. The special guest this week is Joanna Hausmann.


On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

On Being: Junot Díaz Speaks About Radical Hope

Listen up folks; you need this in your life right now. In these dark days of the Trump Tyranny, where everyday brings a new outrage, when it seems that decades of hard fought progress are being undone right before your eyes, you absolutely have to hear Junot Díaz talk to Krista Tippett of On Being […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Pantry Droppers

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Pantry Droppers

The Latinos Out Loud crew chop it up about Dominican cooking, gentrification and childhood fears. This week’s special guest is none other than Calixto Chinchilla, the founder of the New York Latino Film Festival. The festival will take place from October 11 to the 15.


“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

“If not now, when?” | Manhattan News

Vigil held to denounce racism Photos by Cristóbal Vivar They aren’t going away. A large contingent of community members gathered at Bennett Park in Washington Heights on Monday evening, August 14, for a rally against racism and xenophopia – and they pledged to gather as often as was necessary. The site has served in the […]


Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

Uptown Tonight: Uptown Rally For Unity & Against Racism & Xenophobia

We have crossed the Rubicon. While we were horrified by the acts of domestic terrorism that took place this past weekend, we were not surprised. The coldly calculated violence is the logical conclusion of a Trump presidency. Trump has opened up a Pandora’s Box of xenophobia, hatred and intolerance and we are all paying the […]


Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Spread Love: Summer Meet & Greet Series

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If the election and elevation of you know who to the Oval Office teaches us anything it is that elections matter. You are either at the table or on the menu. Apathy is not option. It never was, especially not now. With that said, The Barack Obama Democratic Club, […]


We Will Not Forget – A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

We Will Not Forget - A Tribute to Officer Miosotis Familia | Manhattan Times

By State Senator Marisol Alcántara When I learned of the tragic death of Officer Miosotis Familia, I was heartbroken. She was a woman who lived her entire life in service of others and in service of the community. She worked for the Red Cross, she worked as a nurse, and for 12 years, she protected […]


A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood | Eater

A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood | Eater

How a change in the playlist can attract a different clientele by Michael Arceneaux I was drinking my day away at Harlem brunch spot the Grange — ask for a passionfruit Bellini and thank me later — when I looked around and wondered if I had been teleported to Williamsburg. The crowd here in Upper […]


All are welcome | Manhattan Times

All are welcome | Manhattan Times

By Oscar López Rivera I am very proud to be Puerto Rican, and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade leadership and friends inspire in me even more pride in my community, as it gets ready to provide a space for Puerto Ricans to come together and celebrate our culture, heritage and contributions to society. This […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Can I ask you a question?

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Can I ask you a question?

In the season finale of the podcast the crew looks back at their favorite moments of the season. Rachel has a bone to pick with Bago, Jaime entertains the vasectomy trend, Frank gives us the final fake news before the summer and San Antonio correspondent, Stephanie Guerra of blog, Pure Pinche, interviews Animator, Robert Gonzalez. […]


¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

¡Presente! | Manhattan Times

By Roberto Ramírez I am marching in the Puerto Rican Day Parade because I am proud to be Puerto Rican. I am marching because my life, and that of my family in New York State, has been made possible by the many Puerto Ricans who came before me. Because Puerto Ricans arrived in this city, […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Planet Nibiru

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Planet Nibiru

On the latest episode of the Latinos Out Loud podcast, the crew talks tech, mice and fake news. The gang is joined by Tommy5K, IvanManito and Carlito’s Way of the Section 8 is Ballin’ Crew.


The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

The Parade Polemic | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Gregg McQueen Some are opting out; others are doubling down. As sponsors and participants continue to pull out of this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, dozens of supporters staged a rally in Manhattan to support the parade’s controversial decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López Rivera. “Agree or disagree with his […]


Running From, and Back To, Ralph Ellison’s Harlem | Village Voice

Running From, and Back To, Ralph Ellison’s Harlem | Village Voice

by Selin Thomas There are places so dense that they seem to contract into themselves to save room. Harlem is one of them, like a black hole of great and flexible darkness hiding mass unseen. Come winter, the effect is magnified so that even the most flamboyant parts are directed to intimate interiors: The yelling […]


05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

05/22/17: Inwood NYC Planning Initiative Telephone Town Hall

The goal of Inwood NYC is to ensure that the area remains an affordable and attractive neighborhood for working families through efforts that include building affordable housing, preserving the neighborhood’s character, connecting residents to their waterfront, supporting small businesses, and improving infrastructure. On Monday, May 22, please join NYCEDC and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez for a […]


Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Crossing The Catwalk

Uptown Talk: Latinos Out Loud – Crossing The Catwalk

In Episode 19 a crossing guard crosses the line with Rachel La Loca, Juan Bago jumps on the Romper craze, Jaime reveals his towel skirt secret and Jerry Diaz fills in for Frank with Fake News. Special guests include video producer Kat “Meoww” Lazo and director Guillermo Zouain.

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